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Bergen Gemology offers expert appraisals of even the rarest fine jewelry, diamonds, pearls, gemstones, estate pieces and watches. With more than 25 years of experience in the trade, they are highly respected and sought after by the those in the jewelry trade, lawyers, insurance professionals, closeout/consignment stores and the general public. 

Appraisals Include:

  • A detailed description of the jewelry – a “virtual fingerprint” ensuring equivalent replacement without overpaying in insurance costs

  • Photographs or plots

  • Testing and description of metals including weights and measurements 

  • Hallmarks and serial numbers 

  • Gemstone identification with weight and measurements 

  • Diamond identification using GIA standards 

  • Copy of any additional lab reports 

  • Declared value


Types of Appraisals:

  • Independent insurance appraisals – we never “over-appraise” or inflate so you are not overpaying to insure

  • Gemstone identification

  • Fair market value for tax, estate and probate

  • Liquidation and inventory for the second-hand market including auction houses, E-bay or other third-party markets

  • Diamond grading reports using GIA techniques

  • Divorce and matrimonial

  • Private consultations for resale

  • Documentation for making a positive ID of lost or stolen items


Appraisals can be performed at our state-of-the-art lab in Tenafly, NJ or on-site at a lawyer's office, bank or in private residence. Most insurance companies recommend that jewelry appraisals be updated every three to five years in accordance with market fluctuations. 

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